So the question I suppose is this, is Russia really planning on invading Ukraine or is this a crisis that the failing Biden administration is creating to draw attention away from his basement level polls numbers, rising inflation and the Freedom Convoy that’s getting ready to come down from Canada and park in front of the White House? Yep, that’s the question.
“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Matthew 24:6 (KJB)
If anyone really needed a war for a distraction, Joe Biden is the person at the front of that line. But on the other hand, 100,000 Russian troops right now mobilized on the Ukraine border is no joke, either. Putin just might pull the trigger because he knows he can get away with it, no one is really scared of economic sanctions, not when you supply large amounts of oil and natural gas to the people who will be placing sanctions on you. We will be keeping an eye on the action for you, as always, and let you know what happens next.
Ukraine tensions: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns
FROM BBC NEWS: An invasion could start with aerial bombing that would make departures difficult and endanger civilians, the White House said on Friday. A host of other countries have also urged their nationals to leave Ukraine. Moscow has repeatedly denied any plans to invade Ukraine despite massing more than 100,000 troops near the border. Russia’s foreign ministry on Friday accused Western countries of spreading false information.
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Russian forces were now “in a position to be able to mount a major military action” in remarks seen as a clear escalation in the urgency of warnings from US officials.
“We obviously cannot predict the future, we don’t know exactly what is going to happen, but the risk is now high enough and the threat is now immediate enough that leaving is prudent,” he said.
Mr Sullivan added that the administration did not know if Russian President Vladimir Putin had made a final decision to invade, but said that the Kremlin was looking for a pretext to justify military action, which he said could start with intense aerial bombardment. His comments came as US officials warned of a further build-up of Russian troops at Ukraine’s borders over the past week and planned Russian military exercises in the Black Sea in the coming days. Earlier, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the increase in Russian forces at the border was “very troubling signs of Russian escalation”.
“We’re in a window when an invasion could begin at any time, and to be clear, that includes during the Olympics [which end on 20 February],” Mr Blinken said. President Biden has said that he would not send troops to rescue any citizens left stranded in the event of Russian action.
On Friday, the US president hosted a video call with transatlantic leaders in which they agreed on co-ordinated action to inflict severe economic consequences on Russia if it invaded Ukraine.
The US also said it was deploying a further 3,000 troops from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Poland, and that they were expected to arrive there next week. The troops will not fight in Ukraine, but will ensure the defence of US allies.
Moscow has begun massive military drills with neighboring Belarus, and Ukraine has accused Russia of blocking its access to the sea. The Kremlin says it wants to enforce “red lines” to make sure that its former Soviet neighbour does not join NATO. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said the bloc was “united and prepared for any scenario”. READ MORE
White House Gives Update On Possibility Russia Invades Ukraine
White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan gave an update on the rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine and assured the United States would be ready to respond no matter what Russia decides to do. He also urged Americans in Ukraine to leave the country.
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